Disk Tests Menu

Disk Information. The Disk Information routine verifies the interface between the CPU Board Assembly and hard disk drive. The processor requests disk information. Data cannot be retrieved successfully if there is a problem.

Sequential Read. This routine tries to access every bit of data in the order it is stored directly on the disk. The hard disk drive media may be defective if this routine cannot be completed successfully.

Sequential Cache Read. This routine tries to access every bit of data in the order it is stored in the temporary disk memory cache. If this test is not successful, the memory circuits may be faulty.

Random Read. This routine tries to access every bit of data in no particular order directly from the disk. This test may detect problems with ability to position the drive heads accurately over the requested data.

Random Cache Read. This routine tries to access every bit of data in no particular order from the temporary disk memory cache. If the cache fails this test, memory circuits may contain a fault.

Data Integrity Test. This test analyzes the data on the disk drive. The test determines if corrupted data is on the disk. Bad data can cause the program to falter even though the hard disk operates correctly.

File System Check. This routine performs a file-by-file check of the data stored on the hard disk.

Surface Scan. The magnetic material on the disk can become damaged, causing data to be unreadable. This routine locates unusable areas on the disk and marks them for future reference.

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